New nursing home approved by voters

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Voters in La Junta, CO, agreed to a one percent sales tax increase to build a new nursing home in their community, according to local reports.

The Arkansas Valley Regional Medical Center's board of directors announced last year it would need to close a nursing home it had run for more than 40 years.

The ballot questions addressed a sales tax for construction of the new building and future operations, while another established a Health Services Special District to oversee operations, according to KOAA News.

The process of a new nursing home is expected to take two years.